Broccoli Poriyal

Today's recipe for the Cook Book Challenge,I am sharing you a simple and healthy stir fry/poriyal with broccoli.
This recipe I noted down from my sister's recipe collections and tried it.This poriyal goes very well with rice and some spicy kulambhu such as milagu kulambhu or poondu kulambhu.But I personally prefer to mix it with rice along a dash of ghee.Either way it tastes good,lets move on to the recipe................................

Broccoli Poriyal

  Basic Information
   Preparation time ~15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
   Serves ~ 2

Broccoli florets
2 cups
Onion(fineley chopped)
1 (small size)
Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu
2 tbs
2 tbs
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1(slit into 2)
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
3/4 tsp+1/2 tsp
2 tsp

 For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2 tsp
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu1 tsp
Red chilly/varamilagai1(broken)
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
  • In bowl take water put the 1/2 tsp o salt and add the broccoli florets,keep it for 2-3 minutes and drain the water.Now chop the florets and the thin stems to smaller pieces.Pressure cook the toor dhal with enough water for a whistle in a medium flame (it should not turn mushy).
  • Meanwhile steam the broccoli in a idly vessel till it becomes soft and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering and add the green chilly,onion and curry leaves.Saute it along with a pinch of salt.Now add the steamed broccoli and sprinkle the remaining salt.
  • Toss it well,add in the cooked dhal and grated coconut.Mix it well and keep it the flame for 2-3 minutes.Put off the flame.
  • Serve it rice and kulambhu.


    • Instead of toor dhal,channa dhal can be used.
    • Chop the broccoli to smaller pieces to get a nice taste.

    • This recipe is off  to Cook Book Challenge #11 August week 4.


      Wowow. Can I come over ? I never have tried poriyal with brocolli in my mind it was never done. Thanks Nalini.

      A prefect side dish to enjoy happily with a bowl of kaarakuzhambu, lovely antioxidant rich poriyal.

      simple veg dish good for any time

      That's a fantastic recipe Nalini..very nicely done..

      Nice recipe, Nalini. Nice way to make a tasteless broccoli more flavorful. Btw, I do like broccoli. Bookmarking the recipe.

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